Bill Belichick says Pats working toward signing Brian Hoyer

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When the 49ers released Brian Hoyer to make room for Jimmy Garoppolo, more than one person came to the conclusion that Hoyer’s next stop might be replacing Garoppolo as the backup quarterback in New England.

It looks like that’s where things are headed. The reason to believe that comes from Patriots coach Bill Belichick.

During an appearance on “Zolak & Bertrand” on 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston, Belichick said that the Patriots are “definitely working toward” signing Hoyer. The Patriots have a bye this week so there’s some time to get a deal done before they will be back on the field.

Hoyer signed with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan State in 2009 and saw action in 13 games over three seasons with the team. He was cut in 2012 and spent time with the Steelers and Cardinals. He made his first NFL start in Arizona and would make 16 more with the Browns over the next two years before moving on to the Texans, Bears and 49ers over the last three years.

34 responses to “Bill Belichick says Pats working toward signing Brian Hoyer

  1. Part of the genius of Bill Belichick is caring about all of the details. Rather than incorporating Hoyer as part of the deal for Garoppolo with the 49ers, Bill wanted a better deal and that included paying Hoyer less. 99.9% of NFL fans can see that New England needs a backup QB who can immediately function if needed in the Patriots system and that list is just Hoyer, but Bill always seems to win. On behalf of Patriot Nation – Thank you for caring, BB.

  2. This was in the works for a bit. Including Hoyer in the trade would be inheriting his bloated contract. This is a good move for the Patriots long term while attempting to sustain success , which few teams have done like the

  3. Suddenly, the rest of the AFC got a little happier. Hoyer is not known to be clutch!! He will throw a pic at the worst times! That is all that really matters here. He is the antithesis of Tom Brady. This is one time Bill Bellichick is taking a bad risk-JUST BECAUSE IT IS THE EASIEST AND MOST CONVENIENT THING TO DO given where he is today. If Bellichick does not get ANOTHER QB in there asap to also be trained in his system along with Hoyer, this one could come back to cost him the SB!!!

  4. This was in the works for a bit. Including Hoyer in the trade would be inheriting his bloated contract. This is a good move for the Patriots long term while attempting to sustain success , which few teams have done like the Patriots in the last 20 years. They pick up a high draft pick and get something back for Jimmy G. Sometimes the best moves are the ones not made. The Patriots made four trades earlier in the year in August plus they have McCleallan , Mitchell and or Valentine that can be activated for the Denver game..Two of those three should be ready to roll……Go Patriots….#strapontheseatbelt

  5. You failed to mention they also reported Hoyer is already in Foxboro today getting his physical and working out the contract detailed. He’ll be a Patriot by the end of the day or tomorrow at the latest.

  6. Sorry Mr. Geragos but the greatest football coach of his generation didn’t leap to sign Kaepernick. Coach decided to sign a QB who could do the job. Boom!

  7. edelmanfanclub says:
    November 1, 2017 at 11:54 am
    Weird to hear Belichick confirm a personnel move before it is official. Very weird. Hoyer is solid short term backup for NE.

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    I agree. Maybe the deal was already done. It appears it is now.

  8. Tired of hearing about Kaepernick. Move on from that subject please. Kaepernick needs to just disappear.

  9. Anybody who thinks this is a long term move or Hoyer can do the job is way out of line. Hoyer is not a very good football player. In fact he is a pretty terrible NFL quarterback.

  10. Word is, Hoyer was originally was going to be part of the trade, but was removed because it would effect the compensatory pick. That being said, Brady better play at least 3 more seasons or else the pats pissed away a future franchise qb.

  11. puckskin says:
    November 1, 2017 at 12:16 pm
    Word is, Hoyer was originally was going to be part of the trade, but was removed because it would effect the compensatory pick. That being said, Brady better play at least 3 more seasons or else the pats pissed away a future franchise qb
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    True. This move puts next 10-15 years in jeopardy for the Pats. Love Brady but he is 40, you had the next guy in place and gave him away. This is on Kraft.

  12. In Bill we trust…..

    No other Coach has been to 9 super bowls.

    Won 2 with the Giants as defensive Coordinator.

    Been to 7 with the New England Patriots

    Won 5 with the New England Patriots

    More Super bowl appearances than any football coach ever…..More Super bowl victories than any coach ever.

    Again that just goes to show… why up here in New England…In Bill we trust isn’t just a saying…..He knows what he is saying and what he is doing.

  13. “Suddenly, the rest of the AFC got a little happier. Hoyer is not known to be clutch!! He will throw a pic at the worst times!
    Hoyer is not a very good football player. In fact he is a pretty terrible NFL quarterback.”

    Actually Hoyer did well one season in Cleveland before he was injured behind the horrible Oline they had. Believe he had 7 wins the most any Cleveland team pulled off in a long time.

    And here he’s also getting significantly better coaching than he was getting elsewhere. I would have preferred to find a way to keep Garrappollo but if Bill is comfortable with Hoyer as backup then I’m not going to worry about it.

  14. Repulicansarefundamentallyawfulpeople says:

    November 1, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    puckskin says:
    November 1, 2017 at 12:16 pm
    Word is, Hoyer was originally was going to be part of the trade, but was removed because it would effect the compensatory pick. That being said, Brady better play at least 3 more seasons or else the pats pissed away a future franchise qb
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    True. This move puts next 10-15 years in jeopardy for the Pats. Love Brady but he is 40, you had the next guy in place and gave him away. This is on Kraft.
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    Really on Kraft???? How’s this play out…..just saying…

    Jimmy is a free agent next season (2018). He doesn’t want to sign with the 49ers.Cause the own only 2 games.
    They franchise him for 24 million. After all he is free to sign with anyone he wants. So they don’t want him to get away…they pay him

    Now in 2019 just say it is Tom Brady’s last season ( just saying) ….Jimmy becomes a free agent again 2020….. This time around he is pissed they 49ers have won only 6 games in 2018 and 8 in 2019.

    He is a free agent and won’t sign with the 49ers… so they franchise him a second time …pay him 35 million… Most likely they wont….but if they do he stays..

    So in 2020…that leaves Jimmy yet again a free agent and now he gets to come back to New England after tom retires… he has made some good money and now can come back and win a ring….

    Sound far fetch??? Not if your chess master coach Bill

  15. pats fans need to relax, Jimmy G may be great and he may suck, remember matt flyn who was given a franchise based on 2 phenomenal games, one of which was against the patriots. Jimmy G is still unproven.

    although i am in the category of wanting to keep jimmy G as brady’s heir apparent, no matter how jimmy G does i will be fine with this trade in brady wins one more ring before he retires.

    time will tell, until then nothing is set in stone and the value of this trade will be decided in a few years and not now

  16. Now thw Pats are gonna have to use 3 roster spots on QBs after using a high pk on a QB next yr, that can’t be the backup in 2018. Why they didn’t trade JG last off season, when he was with much more, and kept Brissett instead of trading for the useless PDorsett is a complete mystery. Did they really think that JG would sign a bridge deal and sit, vs more S and a starting spot? I think their own arrogance got them this time. Unless BB was gonna move on from Brady after this yr, and Kraft stepped in.

  17. How many teams are constantly letting the tail wag the dog when it comes to the QB position? How many teams are caught with their pants down due to injury? Belichick came away with Brady as starter, Hoyer as back-up, Dorsett and 0-8 SF’s 2nd round pick in 2018. He will be looking for a QB of the future but will be doing so logically, without desperation.

  18. How awesome would it be if Brady gets injured and Hoyer has to close out the season? Getting cut from a winless team to leading the defending champ in the same season! Has such a thing ever happened?

  19. In fact he is a pretty terrible NFL quarterback.

    Yeah, watch how good he’ll look if he gets to drive the Cadillac.

  20. It’s just entertainment:
    – watching Belichick make moves is like watching a Chess Master work the crowd
    – rideforjesus nailed it above on JG becoming a FA in a couple of years, entirely possible; JG may just be a rental.
    – Welcome back, Brian. We signed you when nobody drafted you despite ESPN watching you and your disappointed GF in your living room on draft day. Great TV. BB saw your talent back then.
    – JG is probably just a guy. If he was the REAL DEAL, BB wouldn’t have let him go.
    – TB12 is a Patriot for life and for the afterlife.
    – That 2nd round pick will become a franchise QB.
    – In Bill We Trust

  21. skawh says:
    November 1, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    “Hoyer is a solid short term backup for NE.” Laughable! Talk about spin.
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    He knows the system. He’s cheap. And he could go in for a series or two and not screw things up. He might even be able to win a game against a lesser opponent. He’s not going to step in for Brady and lead the team to a SB win, just like the Seahawks aren’t going to win a SB with Trevone Boykin under center.

    Actually, the Seahawks weren’t going to win a SB anyway, but you know what I mean.

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